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Man being assessed to see if he's eligible for shoulder injury compensation.

Shoulder Injury Compensation Payouts Australia – NSW.

Shoulder injuries can be caused by accidents such a falls, collisions, and sudden overexertion, but they can also develop over time from repeated lifting or manual work, or conditions like arthritis. Depending on what caused [...]
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Man at work a victim of workplace bullying.

Workplace Bullying Compensation Payouts Guide.

Bullying at work is a serious problem in Australia and a risk factor for anxiety, depression, and suicide. Research shows that nearly half of all Australian employees have experienced workplace bullying at some stage during [...]
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Injured worker calculating whole person impairment lump sum

Whole Person Impairment Compensation Calculator and Guide

If you’re injured at work, you might be entitled to a permanent impairment lump sum benefit. In this guide we explain how to find out if you qualify for a whole person impairment payout, and [...]
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Construction worker on a building site before suffering an injury and receiving a workers compensation payout.

Workers Compensation Payout Guide NSW.

If you’ve been injured at work in NSW, you’re entitled to workers compensation to cover your lost wages and treatment expenses. Depending on the extent of your injuries and whether negligence was involved, you might [...]
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Bullied Male Teacher Receives Workers Compensation Payout

Bullied Teacher Awarded $500k Compensation Payout

A devoted former high school teacher has been successful in his workers compensation bullying claim and awarded a $500,000 payout. Colin, 51, feels as though a ‘dark cloud above his head has finally disappeared’ as he [...]
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Law Partners Newcastle office

Law Partners provides specialised and local compensation lawyers: Port Macquarie and Newcastle

Law Partners provides specialised and local compensation lawyers: Port Macquarie and Newcastle Law Partners has answered the call of injured Australians residing in Newcastle and Port Macquarie regions by providing experienced, specialised and local personal [...]
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Man with a band-aid after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine

Claiming compensation for a serious adverse reaction to a COVID-19 vaccination.

For the majority of people who get a COVID-19 vaccination, any adverse reaction is likely to be mild and only last a day or two. But what happens if you get an adverse reaction that’s [...]
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Man on his way to work before suffering an injury - journey claims NSW.

Journey Claims NSW – Workers Compensation to and from Work

In NSW you’re covered for workers compensation to and from work (known as a journey claims NSW) if there’s a real and substantial connection between the accident that caused your injury and your employment. In [...]
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A worker suffers a serious work injury worthy of a workers compensation claim.

WorkCover Claim – Your Quick Guide.

If you’re injured at work in NSW, the workers compensation scheme provides a range of benefits and lump sums to support you financially and help you get back to work if you can. A workers [...]
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Woman suffering from a psychological injury sustained in the workplace.

Common Law Claims – Psychological Injury.

Psychological injuries can be completely debilitating, and in many cases can prevent sufferers from working. However, if the condition has been primarily caused by your work, workers compensation payments may be available to you. Where [...]
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Workers Compensation for Casual Employees

If you’re one of the 832,000 casual employees working in NSW, it’s important to know that you’re covered for workers compensation benefits if you’re injured at work or suffer illness that was caused by work. [...]
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Worker Terminated Whilst On Workers Compensation Looking Up His Rights

Termination whilst on WorkCover – is it Legal?

If you’re injured at work and on workers compensation, your employer cannot legally terminate you within the first six months since your injury purely because you’re unfit to resume work. In NSW, an employer can [...]
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Stress Leave NSW – Your Guide

If you’re stressed, it can be incredibly difficult to continue to do your job, and it can have a major impact on your overall health and wellbeing. But what happens if your job is causing [...]
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Worker Hit By A Falling Object Awarded $350k Workers Compensation Payout

Worker hit by falling object awarded $350k payout

A disastrous fitness store work injury ordeal has resulted in a $350,000 compensation payout to a former employee. Callum, 42, is extremely relieved to see ‘justice prevail’ but admits the outcome would have been a [...]
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Gavel In An Australian Court Room.

Statutory Interpretation of s39 – Back Pay of Weekly Compensation.

Further to our previous article published on 7 May 2019 in the matter of Hochbaum [1], the appellant workers, appealed the matter to the Court of Appeal. The matter was heard on 21 October 2019 [...]
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Man researching whether he is covered for workers compensation working from home

Working From Home – Can I Claim Workers Compensation?

Traditionally, when you hear someone has made a workers compensation claim it’s naturally been assumed that the accident has occurred at the workplace, whether that be the office or worksite. But with more people working [...]
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Woman working from home suffering from an injury and eligible for a workers compensation claim.

The 5 Common Working From Home Injuries.

If you’re one of the record 2.5 million Australians currently working from home full-time, occupational health and safety may not be your highest priority or concern. However, emergency department presentations due to household injuries have [...]
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Man Working From Home Feeling Stressed.

How to Manage Work Stress When Working From Home.

Adjusting to major change is rarely easy and for many of Australians, the changes associated with the impact of COVID-19 are some of the most challenging we will ever see. For approximately 2.5 million Australians [...]
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Woman working from home unaware of workers compensation entitlements.

Working From Home – Your Employer’s Responsibilities.

A basic right that all Australians enjoy is the comfort in knowing that when you go to work you’re in a safe environment. It’s your employer’s obligation to ensure your workplace presents no obvious hazard [...]
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Working from home office.

Working From Home – Are You Safe?

With more Australians working from home than ever before in what’s been widely dubbed as the ‘new normal’ following the outbreak of COVID-19, your home office design and ergonomic workstation setup has never been more [...]
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Landmark Reality TV Workers Compensation Case Against Channel 7.

Why TV Contestant’s Workers Compensation Victory Against Channel 7 Could ‘Open The Door to More’.

In a landmark ruling by the NSW Workers Compensation Commission, a former contestant on Channel Seven’s renovation show House Rules has won her case against the network over the psychological injury she developed after her [...]
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Construction worker who sustained a work injury anxious about being terminated.

Can You Be Sacked After Suffering a Workplace Injury?

“You’re terminated!” They’re the two words nobody, under any circumstances, ever wants to hear or receive in writing. The flow-on effect from losing a job can be catastrophic – potentially leaving you financially unstable, emotionally [...]
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Repairman in a factory before he sustained a serious work injury.

What you need to know about Workers Compensation Claims.

What is a workers compensation / WorkCover claim? If you suffer an injury at work or get sick because of your work, you’re entitled to claim financial compensation to cover your losses such as lost [...]
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Celebrities who suffered a serious injury on TV.

Aussie Celebrities Who Suffered Serious Injuries on TV.

Television can make us laugh, it can make us cry, it can educate us and it can also shock us. And nothing shocks us more than witnessing an unscripted accident which results in serious injury. [...]
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